Whether you are looking for fun activities to do at home with your kids or searching for unique learning activities to incorporate into the classroom, it is always fun to plan around what is currently going on in the child’s world. Now that spring is in full force, it is the perfect time to integrate parts of this season into various crafts and projects.
Back to School time is here, and with it comes new teachers, new classmates and new challenges. Whether your children are starting kindergarten for the first time or heading into their senior year of high school, you need to give them the best possible start. One way to ensure that they are getting off to a great start is to enlist the help of
Once the school year rolls back around in August, parents have a lot of work to do in order to get their children into the back-to-school mode. One of the most important steps of this process is to readjust their sleep schedule. According to the National Sleep Foundation, children between the ages of five to 12 require about 10 to 11 hours of sleep
We feel it is our obligation to prepare you for the likely reaction you will receive from your children once you inform them they will be heading to Swan Learning Center for summer school. The moment a child hears the phrase “summer school” – eyes widen, jaws drop and fists clench. In most case scenarios, these actions precede a series of emotional accusations that
Ask questions to help your children think about main idea, details, drawing conclusions, inference, predicting outcomes and character analysis. Ask questions that require a full sentence answer. Encourage your children to express themselves fully. Let them finish their own sentences. The better they express themselves verbally, the more fully they will answer questions in the classroom. Use these question words in discussions with your
Children need both encouragement and praise. Make your encouragement personal. Give specific and direct praise. Reword your praising words from fatigue and general (“That’s good”) to a personal and specific (“I like the way you are working on that paragraph”). Give encouragement until a task is done well. Then praise the student for a job well done. Empty praise is frustrating to the student